Ace Products, LLC, Newport, TN; Notice of Revised Determination on Reconsideration, 74560 [E6-21106]

Download as PDF 74560 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 238 / Tuesday, December 12, 2006 / Notices Research and Production Act of 1993, 15 U.S.C. 4301 et seq. (‘‘the Act’’), Power Tool Institute Table Saw Guarding Joint Venture Project has filed written notifications simultaneously with the Attorney General and the Federal Trade Commission disclosing (1) The identities of the parties to the venture and (2) the nature and objectives of the venture. The notifications were filed for the purpose of invoking the Act’s provisions limiting the recovery of antitrust plaintiffs to actual damages under specified circumstances. Pursuant to Section 6(b) of the Act, the identities of the parties to the venture are: The Black & Decker Corp., Towson, MD; Makita USA, Inc., La Mirada, CA; Robert Bosch Tool Corporation, mount Prospect, IL; and Techtronic Industries—North America, Anderson, SC. The general area of Power Tool Institute Table Saw Guarding Joint Venture Project’s planned activity is the evaluation, investigation, research and/or development of mechanical blade guarding systems that are technically viable for table saws and provide improved and consistent safety performance. Patricia A. Brink, Deputy Director of Operations, Antitrust Division. [FR Doc. 06–9644 Filed 12–11–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–11–M DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration Conclusion [TA–W–59,788] jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES Ace Products, LLC, Newport, TN; Notice of Revised Determination on Reconsideration On November 8, 2006, the Department issued an Affirmative Determination Regarding Application on Reconsideration applicable to workers and former workers of the subject firm. The notice will soon be published in the Federal Register. The previous investigation initiated on July 25, 2006, resulted in a negative determination issued on September 14, 2006, based on the finding that imports of semi pneumatic and solid rubber tires did not contribute importantly to worker separations at the subject firm and no shift of production to a foreign source occurred. The denial notice was VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:00 Dec 11, 2006 published in the Federal Register on September 26, 2006 (71 FR 56172). In the request for reconsideration, the petitioner provided additional information regarding the subject firm’s declining customers. The Department requested additional list of customers from the subject firm and conducted a survey of these customers regarding their purchases of like or directly competitive products to semi pneumatic and solid rubber tires. It was revealed that several declining customers increased their reliance on imports of tires while decreasing their purchases from the subject firm during the relevant period. The increases in imports accounted for a meaningful portion of the subject plant’s lost sales. In accordance with Section 246 the Trade Act of 1974 (26 U.S.C. 2813), as amended, the Department of Labor herein presents the results of its investigation regarding certification of eligibility to apply for alternative trade adjustment assistance (ATAA) for older workers. In order for the Department to issue a certification of eligibility to apply for ATAA, the group eligibility requirements of Section 246 of the Trade Act must be met. The Department has determined in this case that the requirements of Section 246 have been met. A significant number of workers at the firm are age 50 or over and possess skills that are not easily transferable. Competitive conditions within the industry are adverse. Jkt 211001 After careful review of the additional facts obtained on reconsideration, I conclude that increased imports of articles like or directly competitive with those produced at Ace Products, LLC, Newport, Tennessee, contributed importantly to the declines in sales or production and to the total or partial separation of workers at the subject firm. In accordance with the provisions of the Act, I make the following certification: All workers of Ace Products, LLC, Newport, Tennessee, who became totally or partially separated from employment on or after July 19, 2005, through two years from the date of this certification, are eligible to apply for adjustment assistance under Section 223 of the Trade Act of 1974, and are eligible to apply for alternative trade adjustment assistance under Section 246 of the Trade Act of 1974. PO 00000 Frm 00076 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Signed in Washington, DC this 5th day of December 2006. Elliott S. Kushner, Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance. [FR Doc. E6–21106 Filed 12–11–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–30–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration Investigations Regarding Certifications of Eligibility To Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance and Alternative Trade Adjustment Assistance Petitions have been filed with the Secretary of Labor under Section 221 (a) of the Trade Act of 1974 (‘‘the Act’’) and are identified in the Appendix to this notice. Upon receipt of these petitions, the Director of the Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance, Employment and Training Administration, has instituted investigations pursuant to Section 221 (a) of the Act. The purpose of each of the investigations is to determine whether the workers are eligible to apply for adjustment assistance under Title II, Chapter 2, of the Act. The investigations will further relate, as appropriate, to the determination of the date on which total or partial separations began or threatened to begin and the subdivision of the firm involved. The petitioners or any other persons showing a substantial interest in the subject matter of the investigations may request a public hearing, provided such request is filed in writing with the Director, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance, at the address shown below, not later than December 22, 2006. Interested persons are invited to submit written comments regarding the subject matter of the investigations to the Director, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance, at the address shown below, not later than December 22, 2006. The petitions filed in this case are available for inspection at the Office of the Director, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance, Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, Room C–5311, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20210. Signed at Washington, DC, this 4th day of December 2006. Linda G. Poole, Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance. E:\FR\FM\12DEN1.SGM 12DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 238 (Tuesday, December 12, 2006)]
[Notices]
[Page 74560]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E6-21106]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employment and Training Administration

[TA-W-59,788]


Ace Products, LLC, Newport, TN; Notice of Revised Determination 
on Reconsideration

    On November 8, 2006, the Department issued an Affirmative 
Determination Regarding Application on Reconsideration applicable to 
workers and former workers of the subject firm. The notice will soon be 
published in the Federal Register.
    The previous investigation initiated on July 25, 2006, resulted in 
a negative determination issued on September 14, 2006, based on the 
finding that imports of semi pneumatic and solid rubber tires did not 
contribute importantly to worker separations at the subject firm and no 
shift of production to a foreign source occurred. The denial notice was 
published in the Federal Register on September 26, 2006 (71 FR 56172).
    In the request for reconsideration, the petitioner provided 
additional information regarding the subject firm's declining 
customers.
    The Department requested additional list of customers from the 
subject firm and conducted a survey of these customers regarding their 
purchases of like or directly competitive products to semi pneumatic 
and solid rubber tires. It was revealed that several declining 
customers increased their reliance on imports of tires while decreasing 
their purchases from the subject firm during the relevant period. The 
increases in imports accounted for a meaningful portion of the subject 
plant's lost sales.
    In accordance with Section 246 the Trade Act of 1974 (26 U.S.C. 
2813), as amended, the Department of Labor herein presents the results 
of its investigation regarding certification of eligibility to apply 
for alternative trade adjustment assistance (ATAA) for older workers.
    In order for the Department to issue a certification of eligibility 
to apply for ATAA, the group eligibility requirements of Section 246 of 
the Trade Act must be met. The Department has determined in this case 
that the requirements of Section 246 have been met.
    A significant number of workers at the firm are age 50 or over and 
possess skills that are not easily transferable. Competitive conditions 
within the industry are adverse.

Conclusion

    After careful review of the additional facts obtained on 
reconsideration, I conclude that increased imports of articles like or 
directly competitive with those produced at Ace Products, LLC, Newport, 
Tennessee, contributed importantly to the declines in sales or 
production and to the total or partial separation of workers at the 
subject firm. In accordance with the provisions of the Act, I make the 
following certification:

All workers of Ace Products, LLC, Newport, Tennessee, who became 
totally or partially separated from employment on or after July 19, 
2005, through two years from the date of this certification, are 
eligible to apply for adjustment assistance under Section 223 of the 
Trade Act of 1974, and are eligible to apply for alternative trade 
adjustment assistance under Section 246 of the Trade Act of 1974.

    Signed in Washington, DC this 5th day of December 2006.
Elliott S. Kushner,
Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance.
[FR Doc. E6-21106 Filed 12-11-06; 8:45 am]
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